We love barbecue and grilling. We love our Big Green Egg, and whether you’re new or an expert looking for the next best tip, we want to help you get the most out of your cooker, enjoy amazing meals, and have more fun. That’s what this site is all about.
Here’s my story…
Goodbye Ole Weber
Back in the late 1990s, my Weber charcoal grill was finally starting to rust through—as had several others over the years.
So, I started looking at the latest and greatest Weber charcoal grills on the market at that time.
As I looked at the various features of Weber’s new line of grills, I tripped over something called the Big Green Egg.
If I remember right, I was looking at reviews on some forum, or maybe it was even on Amazon back then.
Anyway, the post had a link to a forum for users of this Big Green Egg cooker thing. The fact that it was still a charcoal cooker was a plus. The more I read about it, the more intriguing it became.
My kind of folks…sorta greenish..
The forum was loaded with people just like me (and possibly you too if you are reading this)—up at all hours of the day and night helping each other out with their cooking issues. These were my kind of ‘people’!
I got excited when I saw all of the people talking about how the Green Egg retains moisture in foods, can cook low-and-slow for hours upon hours without refilling the charcoal, and how high the temps can get for grilling steaks.
So, I tracked down a store in my area that carried them and boogied on over to see one in person.
Hello Big Green Egg (almost)…
I fell in “love” immediately.
After all, this this was never going to rust, it exuded quality from end-to-end—it was a serious piece of equipment.
So, I raced home to tell my wife I was no longer thinking of getting another Weber, even their newest model. Instead, I wanted to get the Big Green Egg, well, because…
Her only question was, “What color is it?”.
When I answered, “It’s green, that’s why it’s called the Big Green Egg”. Her reply was, “You’re not putting anything that big and green on my deck!”
At that point, I knew I wasn’t going to win…if you know what I mean.
She does love me…
Then, a few weeks later, I was working in my home office when the doorbell rang. I opened the door, and two burly guys asked me if they were at the Beek’s house. I told them they were and they said they were delivering something.
Next thing I saw was the two guys wheeling this cart containing a Big Green Egg down my sidewalk!
It was a birthday present from my wife! I couldn’t believe it, but I was a very happy and surprised guy.
The rest is history
I love using my Egg year round, even though I live in northern Massachusetts. My wife has summer gatherings for friends and guess who cooks the main dish? I love it and our guests do too.
A while back I cooked my famous New York-style pizzas at two Egg Fests held in New Hampshire. That’s about 10 pies at each event—I was told by the head of marketing for the Big Green Egg company at the first fest that my pizzas were the most talked about food being served. If you love your Green Egg, and you love pizza, you’ve come to the right place.
I started this site with my team to help other Eggers and our kamado cousins have a resource that helps them take their cooking game to the next level.
I know there’s lots of info all over the Internet. But, it can take a lot of time hunting around to find what you’re looking for. And, then you have to figure out who’s giving you the best advice.
We want to save you time and help you find the best info
What we’re trying to do here is save you time and zero in on what can help you the most whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned veteran.
We are constantly screening videos and web sites looking for what we consider to be the best information on a given topic. We figure if we find it has value to us and we’re learning something, you’re likely to feel the same.
Please drop us your comments and suggestions, along with topics you would like us to explore. We want this to be an interactive site for our visitors as much as it is a source of information for all of us.
The Green Egg Chef